Coming On Board - IAA

The International Award for Young People, India (IAYP)
Member: The Duke of Edinburgh's Award International Association


The Award Programme Foundation (APF) is licensed by The Duke of  Edinburgh's Award International Association. APF has a Board of  Trustees and they appoint the National Director. The office of the National Award Authority (NAA), is in New Delhi and the National Award Authority has an advisory Governing Council. The Zones are represented on the Governing Council through the Chairpersons. 

The NAA  issues Operators Licenses to Zones, Corporate, Social / NGO bodies and other youth organisations. The Indian Special Projects are all licensed and supported by the NAA.

The four Zones in India i.e. North, South, East and West, administer the Award in the Schools, and serve the needs of the participants in the 14-18 ages. In addition the national office under the YES (youth engaging society) initiative partners with institutions, social bodies, universities and governments to help young people of the 14-25 ages participate in The Award Programme.

All the Zones and member schools are listed on the website at:

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Indian Special Projects - Adventure in the Eastern Ghats

Panchlingashwar: landscape that has drifted from heaven

Special Projects  Expedition

IAYP gave us this wonderful opportunity to enjoy the expedition with ICNL (Institute of Climbers Nature Lovers) Kolkata.

Panchlingashwar is situated in Orissa, near Balasore. Forest and hills stay together in this grand Eastern-ghat mountain range. The forest here is called “Shimlipal”.  Elephants, porcupine, deer, hill-goat, shambar, squirrels etc  live here. Of course here lives the tiger too, but they don’t bother ICNL. They live in the core area of the forest and they don’t invite anyone. So, we did not go there.

Panchlingashwar is a piece of heaven that must have drifted from the kingdom of God. This land of rolling hills is inhabited by a proud race of villagers and wild creatures.The laziest individuals are converted into lively and highly energetic ones by rock-climbing, rappelling etc. Numerous walking trails in this region are a favourite with trekkers. Birds, bees, and butterflies are there to give you company. Wild cocks , squirrels, and monkeys keep a watchful eyes from the trees.

My students (Manav Vikas School- Jamshedpur) gained a little bit of knowledge about mountaineering and climbed some hills. We were sharing the thrilling experiences with some experienced climbers and they were briefing some of the difficulties they faced during the climbing of mountains. It was so interesting indeed.

The climb to Panchlingeshwar, which is in the eastern ghat mountain range of India brings you the panoramic view of the misty landscape. Panchlingeshwar temple is a bonus. The monks in red and yellow robes are amongst the many surprises that await the visitors searching for the heart and soul of India.

Kalyani Chakraborty
Award leader and teacher
Manav Vikas School (Indian Special Projects of IAYP India)
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Effective 1st Jan. 2011


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Starter Pack - participants
For one level of Award

Participation Forms
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Award Handbook
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APF Trustees support Updated Strategy 2011

A strategy to Equip for life 100,000 Young Indians aged 14 – 25 by 2013

1. Work for YES (youth engaging society)– to facilitate build up of Volunteers and encourage the participation of youth in the 14 - 25 age groups.

2. Programme inclusion by enrolling more students from vernacular / government schools, from the current near 400 largely private sector schools. 
3. Raise the annual enrollments for the program to a total of 100,000 in Year 3 of the plan.

Partner with other NGOs, Volunteer groups and the business community and work on our  CSR of Cherish, Service and Relationship.

Youth Engaging Society (YES)
The Award works for youth engaging society and the YES Centre model gives a new direction; for the first time the Programme is now available to the 14-25 age groups in addition.

YES centres not only trains Award Leaders, they also house a chapter of the
Award Holders’ Association and supports the office with good volunteer support.
In addtion serve as model Award Units and train young people. 

Young people in the 14-25 age groups who wish to take up the challenge, and do not have access to an Award Centre / registered School or College, may enroll with the nearest YES Centre.

Over 2000 young people are participating in the Special Projects programme on an equal footing.Year 2010, a renewed focus and the launch of the YES (Youth Engaging Society), has helped us double the number of Special Projects. In 2011 alone more than 1000 fresh entrants will join us.

The IAYP team will promote, provide and preserve the Award Programme in India.

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